Choose the Opportunity of Now

My husband introduced me to a website wolframalpha.com “an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge”. The website provides facts – quantifiable facts. It doesn’t provide opinions or recommendations. Interesting information Type in Chicago, Illinois and you’ll get Chicago’s population statistics, current weather and time, income statistics, demographics, and more. Put in today’s date and Read More …

Mindset Monday – Have a Mindset of Self-Control

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Back in the day, we used to call it a “put down”. Something said or done to make you feel bad, to make you feel inferior. Some one may “put you down” in order to feel superior to you in some way. Maybe it’s Read More …

Mindset Monday – Sprinkle Your Day With Gratitude

Gratitude is a simple concept. It’s that feeling that what you have is good. And that what you have is enough for you to be happy today. Why be grateful? Gratitude brings a level of contentment and satisfaction to each day. And sometimes it takes practice. Start with a sprinkle. Instead of looking at what’s going wrong, Read More …

Mindset Monday – Love Yourself Like You Mean It

Oscar Wilde once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Love yourself like you’re in it for keeps. Lifelong romance kind of love – that’s the good stuff. Work toward that. Make it nurturing, forgiving, patient, respectful, humble, and kind. Be nurturing. Take care of yourself – body, mind, and spirit. Be Read More …

Love More, Judge Less

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa At a busy intersection near my house, a young man held a sign asking for money. I didn’t have cash, but even if I had, I wouldn’t have given him any. My judgement: He looked young and healthy enough to get a job Read More …

10 Things to Do to Keep You Healthy and Happy Through the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It can also be overwhelming and stressful, making it a challenge to stay happy and healthy. As always, it’s important to do what you can to take care of yourself so you can be your best. Here are 10 things to do to help you stay healthy and happy Read More …

Gift Ideas for People Who Have Enough Stuff

Giving gifts is a Christmas tradition for lots of people, my family included. But what do you give people who say they have enough stuff? That they don’t want or need anything, but you still want to continue your tradition of gift-giving? ….For it is in giving that we receive. St. Francis of Assisi Here are Read More …

Gain Perspective by Seeing Blessings in Disguise

The other day I was super excited about my first meeting with a bloggers Meet Up I had joined. I still consider myself a baby blogger and I couldn’t wait to hear about their blogging experience, to share ideas, and learn from them. Anticipation I showed up at the designated time and location ready to meet these fellow bloggers and Read More …

Book Review – Life Reimagined The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

I was browsing the books at a local book festival when I came across Babara Bradley Hagerty’s book released in March 2016 entitled Life Reimagined The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. Being in my early 50s and having some midlife awakenings of my own, the title intrigued me. Written as part memoir, part feature story, part scientific Read More …

Tips to Shake Off the Blues

Everyone gets sad sometimes, maybe a little blue and not very energetic or joyful about anything. Sometimes you know exactly what’s going on and why you feel that way, but sometimes the blues can set in for no apparent reason. You may have had an incident that directly impacted you, or feel sadness and grief by Read More …